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In just over a year, Kim’s spoken at eight meetups, ten conferences, had talks accepted at three more, and has four upcoming talks already lined up. And she’s just getting started. She shares how presenting at meetups became an accidental launchpad for her speaking career at conferences, how she uses her past career in education to create unique tech talks, and how speaking has provided her incredible opportunities, like traveling the world for free.
Kim, a Community Engineer, has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. She is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities.
Chris’s job sounds impressive. After over a decade working in tech, he’s designed microprocessors and now helps build robot vacuum cleaners. He’s at the intersection of hardware and software in a space called embedded systems. We explore this field, get a solid intro to working with chips, and discuss the many ways a codenewbie can start learning more about the fascinating world of embedded systems.
Chris Svec is an embedded software engineer at iRobot where he works on the Roomba vacuuming robot and other robots. He started his career designing x86 chips and later moved up the hardware/software stack into embedded software. He knows that bugs always show up at interfaces, which is why he thinks about things like empathy and people as well as bytes and protocols. Chris has a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University.